Limbo and silence
I was having my habitual morning flick through the BBC website
checking the football pages, you know so and so has been let go
, managers leaving
, transfer rumours
, offers of new contracts
, boardroom reshuffles
but the Charlton page
is stuck in a time warp. 16 days since the last piece of worthwhile news, any news.cafc.co.uk
has taken to offering us stories on ex-players, which by the way I actually love. Did you know that Mickey Bennett
is now a sports counsellor? Otherwise bloody nothing. 10 players out of contract and not a dickie bird. Peter Varney and some Irishmen or strangers from the Middle East, depending on which dreamy rumour you want to believe, are nowhere to be found.
Oh there is an enticing home friendly against crack Championship side Ipswich Town
but otherwise just silence leaving us all in limbo. I used to be so good at putting football to one side after the season ended, watch some cricket, go on holiday, anything. Having the Premier League season rattle on isn't helping and I suppose writing this blog
hardly assists but the way we are going it will be well into the summer before the manager, whoever that maybe can start planning for life in Division 3.
Limbo and silence is not going to sell many season tickets. Did the club make redundant the PR officer? Or am I being inpatient?